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André Gide

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Biography - André Gide:

French author.
Born: 1869 - Died: 1951
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

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All human acts involve more chance than decision.
André Gide




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Translation

(French)


French
Il entre dans toutes les actions humaines plus de hasard que de décision.”
André Gide




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I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.”
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Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.”
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The best means of learning to know oneself is seeking to understand others.”
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One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore.”
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My happiness is to increase other people's. To be happy myself I need the happiness of all.”
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Wisdom comes not from reason but from love.”
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No one can do anything for the happiness of others if he cannot be happy himself.”
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